Contests and Giveaways | April 2015

Each month we feature free and enjoyable book contests and giveaways!

We hope you will enjoy the following opportunities as well as the author and book resources available via TeachingBooks.net.

 

Win a free set of the Berenson Schemes (Elementary)

Jack Berenson, a phobia-plagued, checklist-making sixth grader, just wants a normal childhood, but he keeps getting caught up in his globe-trotting parents’ get-rich-quick schemes. Readers ages 9-12, especially boys and reluctant readers, will love Jack’s hilarious misadventures!

Darby Creek/Lerner Books is giving away 3 sets of the Berenson Schemes books by Lisa Doan: Jack the Castaway, Jack and the Wildlife, and Jack at the Helm. To enter to win, send an email to SchemesGiveaway@gmail.com with the subject line of “Berenson Schemes” and please include your mailing address.

Deadline: April 20, 2015 (Open to U.S. addresses)

The curriculum guide includes essay prompts inspired by Jack at the Helm.

 

Win a free set of Bravemouse Readers: Wet Hen, Princess Pig, and Rat Attack (Elementary)

Author Molly Coxe’s Hot Dog, Big Egg, Cat Traps in Random House’s Step Into Reading program have sold over 2 million copies. Her latest early readers from BraveMouse Readers feature funny stories with adorable characters to help beginning readers build skills and confidence. The phonics focus of the Brave Mouse Short Vowel Adventures helps teachers with materials to fit specific lesson plans as well as parents who are looking for lively stories to help their beginning readers.

To enter to win one of 10 sets of the 3 books, send an email to bravemousebooks@deborahsloanandcompany.com with the subject line of “TeachingBooks.net giveaway” and please include your mailing address.

Deadline: April 20, 2015 (Open to U.S. and Canadian addresses)

Watch Molly Coxe make characters for the BraveMouse Readers in this interview.

 

Win a free copy of Glamorous Garbage (Elementary)

Bobbie is ready to transform her messy room into the bedroom of her dreams by giving found objects a glamorous makeover. Reduce! Reuse! Recycle! for Earth Day with this fun picture book!

Boyds Mills Press is giving away 5 copies of Glamorous Garbage. To enter to win, send an email to GlamorousGiveaway@gmail.com with the subject line of “Earth Day!” and please include your mailing address.

Deadline: April 22, 2015 (Open to U.S. addresses)

Use the curriculum guide to plan activities and generate discussion.

 

Win a free copy of The Brilliant World of Tom Gates (Middle School)

Get ready for Tom Gates: Excellent Excuses coming out on May 12 by reading the first book in the series! Middle-school comedian, homework dodger, rock-star wannabe, master doodler—Tom Gates is the star of this top-selling U.K. series now here in the U.S.!

Candlewick Press is giving away 10 copies of The Brilliant World of Tom Gates each with a Tom Gates tote bag, 25 bookmarks, and 25 pencils. To enter to win, send an email to anne.irza-leggat@candlewick.com with the subject line of “Tom Gates” and please include your mailing address.

Deadline: April 24, 2015 (Open to U.S. and Canadian addresses)

Use this Doodle Kit to host a Tom Gates Doodle Day. 

 

Win a free copy of The Buk Buk Buk Festival (Elementary)

The literary adventures continue for the talented chicken, Henrietta. Fledgling author Henrietta sets the book festival all aflutter when she reveals she’s a chicken in this hilarious companion to The Plot Chickens.

Holiday House is giving away 5 copies of The Buk Buk Buk Festival by Mary Jane and Herm Auch. To enter to win, send an email to marketing@holidayhouse.com with the subject line of “Buk Buk Giveaway” and please include your mailing address.

Deadline: April 24, 2015 (Open to U.S. addresses)

Visit The Auch’s author website.

 

Win a free copy of Like Water on Stone (Middle School)

Dana Walrath’s moving novel-in-verse about fourteen-year-old twins Shahen and Sosi fleeing the Armenian genocide in Turkey in 1915 was named a 2015 Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People and a 2015 Notable Book for a Global Society. Commemorate National Poetry Month and the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide this month with this amazing novel.

Delacorte Press is giving away 5 copies of Like Water on Stone. To enter to win, send an email to LikeWateronStone@gmail.com with the subject line of “Novel in Verse” and please include your mailing address.

Deadline: April 24, 2015 (Open to U.S. addresses)

Use the educator’s guide for discussion and activity prompts.

 

Win a free copy of Pitter and Patter (Elementary)

Beautiful illustrations and clever text bring the water cycle to life in a fun and engaging way, showing that the same water makes its journey from cloud to ocean, again and again. This book also has great background information and activities that parents and educators can use to help children develop a deeper understanding of watersheds and the water cycle.

Dawn Publications is giving away 10 copies of Pitter and Patter. To enter to win, send an email to sandy@dawnpub.com with the subject line of “Pitter & Patter Contest” and please include your mailing address.

Deadline: April 24, 2015 (Open to U.S. addresses)

Children can be nature detectives with this activity guide.

 

Win a free copy of The Book of Languages (Middle School)

Human language is fascinating – it is one of the key things distinguishing humans from other animals. Profiling 21 of the world’s most commonly spoken languages, this book will stimulate readers’ curiosity about the world and spark appreciation for language learning.

Owlkids Books is giving away 10 copies of The Book of Languages. To enter to win, send an email to allison.maclachlan@owlkids.com with the subject line of “Book of Languages giveaway” and please include your mailing address.

Deadline: April 26, 2015 (Open to U.S. and Canadian addresses)

Introduce The Book of Languages with this video book trailer.

 

Win a free copy of The Case of the Missing Moose (Elementary)

The Case of the Missing Moose is the sixth out of twelve titles in the The Milo & Jazz Mysteries series.  Milo’s team is losing the camp Color War. But their awesome moose mascot could help them pull off a win. That is, until it mysteriously disappears.  Can detectives-in-training Milo and Jazz crack the case?

Kane Press is giving away 15 paperback copies of The Case of the Missing Moose.  To enter to win, send an email to info@kanepress.com  with the subject line of “TeachingBooks Missing Moose” and please include your mailing address.

Deadline: April 27, 2015 (Open to U.S. and Canadian addresses)

Visit Mara Rockcliff’s author website — she writes this series as Lewis B. Montgomery.

 

Win a free copy of Counting Crows (Elementary)

Hungry crows in red striped sweaters snack their way through this adorable counting book by two-time National Book Award finalist Kathi Appelt. Perfectly adaptable for math lessons in grades K-2, this fun book will give your students something to crow about!

Simon & Schuster is giving away 5 copies of Counting Crows. To enter to win, send an email to CrowsGiveaway@gmail.com with the subject line of “Caw!” and please include your mailing address.

Deadline: April 27, 2015 (Open to U.S. addresses)

Have fun with math and english language arts using this curriculum guide!

 

Win a free set of new poetry titles: 28 DaysHypnotize a Tiger, OrangutankaPresidential Misadventures, and  Won Ton and Chopstick (Elementary)

Three lucky winners will win a set of 5 new poetry books from Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group. Titles included in the set are Won Ton and Chopstick by Lee Wardlaw, illustrated by Eugene Yelchin; 28 Days by Charles R. Smith Jr., illustrated by Shane W. Evans; Presidential Misadventures by Bob Raczka, illustrated by Dan E. Burr; Hypnotize a Tiger by Calef Brown; and Orangutanka by Margarita Engle, illustrated by Renée Kurilla.

Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group is giving away 3 sets of these 5 new poetry books. To enter to win, send an email to katie.halata@macmillan.com with the subject line of “Poetry Titles Giveaway” and please include your mailing address.

Deadline: April 30, 2015 (Open to U.S. addresses)

 Use this teacher’s guide to integrate Won Ton and Chopstick into your curriculum.

 

Butterfly

Win a free promo code for the My, Oh My–A Butterfly! book app (Elementary)

With a little help from the Cat in the Hat, Sally and Dick observe a small miracle in their own backyard—the metamorphosis of an egg into a caterpillar into a chrysalis into a bright new butterfly! Along the way, beginning readers will find out how butterflies see thousands of images at once, drink nectar from flowers, avoid predators, and can be identified by size, shape, and color. This app from the Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library is the perfect way to introduce young readers to the wonderful world of butterflies.

In honor of spring, Oceanhouse Media is giving away 3 promo codes for their My, Oh My–A Butterfly! digital book app for iOS!  To enter to win, send an email to press@oceanhousemedia.com with the subject line of “Butterfly App Giveaway.” No need to send physical addresses; the prize is digital only.

Deadline: April 30, 2015 (Open to anyone)

Preview the My, Oh My — A Butterfly! book app.

 

Win a free copy of Toad Weather (Elementary)

Something amazing is happening in the rainy city – and with Mama’s help, Ally is going to find it. There’s nothing to do on a rainy day – or so Ally thinks. But Mama says she’s seen something amazing, so despite Ally’s misgivings, she sets out on an adventure with her mother and grandmother. On her journey, she sees all sorts of things: dripping awnings, wet cardboard, splashing cars…but also earthworms, storm drain geysers, and oil slick patterns. And then they turn the corner, just in time to see a big crowd. What’s happening?

Peachtree Publishers is giving away 10 copies of this beautifully rendered picture book celebrating the silver lining of rain clouds. Based on true events of toad migration, this book will inspire you to become a “citizen scientist.” To enter to win, fill out the form at http://bit.ly/1GLqVp6.

Deadline:  April 30, 2015 (Open to U.S. addresses. No PO Boxes, please.)

Classroom activities and additional resources are available in this teacher’s guide.

 

Win a free copy of Rapunzel and the Seven Dwarfs: A Maynard Moose Tale (Elementary)

Written in moose dialect, this hilarious mash-up of fairy tales has young Punzel cutting off her “goldie” locks after they become “all full of sticks and twigs and little nastified wudgies of glop” during her flight from a witchy hair stylist.

To celebrate the Texas Library Association’s April Conference, August House is giving away 5 copies of Rapunzel and the Seven Dwarfs: A Maynard Moose Tale (CD included) by the Texas Bluebonnet award-winning creative team of Willy Claflin and James Stimson. To enter to win, send an email to steve@augusthouse.com with the subject line of “Rapunzel,” write 1-2 sentences about how you plan to use this wacky spoof of classic fairy tales in your classroom, and please include your mailing address.

Deadline: April 30, 2015 (Open to U.S. and Canadian addresses)

Listen to Willy Claflin’s Audio Name Pronunciation recording.

  

Win a free copy of The Jumbies (Elementary)

The Jumbies is a lush and inventive take on the Haitian folktale “The Magic Orange Tree.” School Library Journal called it “A well written tale full of action with enough scary elements to satisfy fans of Adam Gidwitz’s A Tale Dark and Grimm.”

Algonquin Young Readers is giving away 10 copies of The Jumbies. To enter to win, send an email to Trevor@workman.com with the subject line of “The Jumbies Are Coming” and please include your mailing address.

Deadline: May 1, 2015 (Open to U.S. addresses)

Get insights into The Jumbies from author Tracey Baptiste.

One Response to Contests and Giveaways | April 2015

  1. Lori April 16, 2015 at 8:50 am #

    Thanks for all these freebies! LOVE them!!!

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